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My little piece of peace

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by masalai, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. sabahcat
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    Though I suspect they mean 45lb, which would be marginal IMHO
     
  2. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    45kg, + 15 to 20 m of heavy chain in about 2 to 3M of water at most, - but no one suggested that the bottom was "coffee rock" which offers a "holding capacity akin to Teflon on a frying pan... Anyhow, the contact - if any must have been more gentle than lovers lightly caressing each others lips... as a close inspection could not find any marks - not even any 'lip-gloss' smeared...

    ALL IS WELL, That ends well... Phew....

    The anchor bit into some mud near the river bank... Perched one side in about 1ft and the other, not quite floating... No dramas as it is designed to sit on the bottom comfortably ... and so protecting the sail-drive-legs...
     
  3. sabahcat
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    Really?
    99lb's is a lot of pick for that boat, you'd think weight alone would have kept you secure

    Good to hear.
     
  4. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I cannot lift it and I can lift 2 x 25 litre containers of fuel, but they have convenient handles... and almost weigh the same... (50 x .81 + a couple of kg for the containers...)

    I upgraded my OS to Linux Mint 11 - (katya)... The email thing, 'pigbond' is refusing to accept the access password, yet on the browser, (Firefox), I can get my webmail no problems, but that system is really messy and comparatively convoluted.... Mint is getting better and better at each evolution... In about 3 or 4 more iterations I expect that it will almost be ably to reply for me and do the backup/restore parts automatically :D :D :D :eek:

    "LibreOffice" boasts of being able to read and write in most "microsoft formats" as well as *.pdf and the OpenOrg standards... It uses a journal type file-system - I use ext4 that is quite robust and does NOT need to be de-fragmented... and to non-commercial users, it is totally free...................
     
  5. Frosty

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    Too bloody big.

    Its a 45 ilb
     
  6. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    I can easily lift 45 pounds :eek:
     
  7. Frosty

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    Yor little windlas wont lift 90 ilb and chain.

    Is that why you dont set the anchor becaue you cant get it out again.

    I always set the anchor, even if Im an board. I pull hard back with 500HP.

    And, if im going to leave it I will pull hard for 30 seconds and take a transit with a tree.
    The water around me is frothy white when I shut dowen engines,--its a 45ilb.

    Just sayin
     
  8. sabahcat
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    Frosty Previous Member

    I just nipped back to the picture of the white out containing the windlas. Looks like the anchor is not parked , its swinging about underneath some where, I think I might just be able to make out the shackle. I guess theres a swivel after that, im not a swivel fan. Its definately the weakest link. Oh and please dont talk stainless swivels.
     
  10. Alan.M
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    Alan.M Junior Member

    Can you list these 4 methods please?
     
  11. Alan.M
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    Alan.M Junior Member

    Have to say, two words came to mind.

    Masking tape.
     
  12. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Electric start
    Pull start
    Sling start
    Push start

    Obvious isn't it ?

    Hail Raymarine ?





    Did I win anything :D
     
  13. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    You should make your own swivels. I make mine using a big bolt and nut and two nuts that slides over the bolt.

    Use two big u-bolts that just fit over the big nuts and weld then together
    The bolt and nut also gets welded together.

    Overkill's the word. If the chain twists up it's going to break... easy.
    Mooring Swivel

    The one in the picture is for fesh water, it gets hot dip galvanized.
     

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  14. Frosty

    Frosty Previous Member

    No comment.
     

  15. Landlubber
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    No comment.
     
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